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ISIS releases footage of its 'police' patrolling Libya streets

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has released footage of their security forces on the streets of Sirte in Libya - the so-called ‘Islamic Police’.

The terrorist group is trying to take over more Libyan territories, as the West eyes a possible intervention for the second time in five years.

The footage is reportedly aimed at showing off IS control over Sirte.

The terror group now holds territories far beyond Syria and Iraq, something raising concern across the world.

“In Iraq and Syria, ISIL has suffered significant setbacks. It doesn’t mean that they don’t remain a threat. They do. <…> We’ve seen them try to get a toehold in North Africa,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby said during the latest press briefing.

His fears are echoed by other US officials.

Earlier, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter compared Islamic State’s presence in the Middle East with a“growing tumor.”

“Even as we work to defeat ISIL in Syria and Iraq, where its parent tumor has grown, we also recognize…

‘Thanks for destroying our country’: Angry Libyans lash out at Obama’s independence congratulations

In a message to the Libyan people, the US President said the 2011 Libyan revolution liberated them from “42 years of dictatorship.” Now there are “profound challenges,” which the Libyan people “have demonstrated the commitment to resolve.”

Barack Obama welcomed the endorsement of the Libyan Political Agreement signed on December 17 and expressed confidence that with political dialogue and the establishment of a Government of National Accord, peace, prosperity, and security would come in the divided country.

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THE LIBYAN PEOPLE, DECEMBER 24, 2015رسالة من الرئيس باراك أوباما إلى الشعب اللي...Опубликовано U.S. Embassy Libya23 декабря 2015 г.

A week ago, during his end-of-year press conference, President Obama admitted the US has“some accountability” for not being swift enough and underestimating the need to rebuild government in Libya once Muammar Gaddafi was toppled.

“As a consequence, you now have a very bad situation,” Obama said.

The UN Secretary-Gener…